Spitler School is located in a rural village not far from the city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. The school was the dream of a young tour guide who had survived the terror of the Khmer Rouge genocide which took the lives of his father and two of his siblings. In 2005, with assistance from the Spitler Family in the United States, young Chea Sarin built a small classroom and hired two teachers. In subsequent years, under Sarin's leadership, the school has grown into an impressive campus serving over 500 elementary school children and becoming a source of hope and pride for the whole village of Ang Chagn.
Spitler School is supported by the Spitler School Foundation, which is a 501c3 charitable foundation established in the United States. With Sarin’s leadership, and with the support of many donors and volunteers, the school continues to take bold initiatives to improve the lives of children and their families. In addition to providing an elementary education that conforms to Ministry of Education standards, Spitler School also provides a comprehensive English programs for it's students. The school also provides funding to assist it's graduates to continue their education in middle school.
The success of Spitler School is a testament to the energy and passion of Chea Sarin, but it is also made possible by the continuing financial support of many individual donors who wish to make a significant difference to the lives of hundreds of deserving children.
In Cambodia, small donations can go a long way. A $5 donation will pay a teacher's salary for one day or purchase a school uniform for one student.
What To Bring
Travelers wishing to contribute to the programs at Spitler School are welcome to provide school supplies, age appropriate books for the library, and playground items such as soccer balls, jump ropes, etc. Health and hygenie products like soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes are also appreciated.
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